Jonathan Kaplan / Houston Dynamo

Dynamo assist relief efforts

The Houston Dynamo have partnered with the Horizon Relief Corporation to use a portion of the proceeds from Saturday’s Dynamo Charities Cup match to assist the relief efforts for victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it was announced today.

Saturday’s second annual Dynamo Charities Cup, which will see the Dynamo face Salvadoran club Aguila, will now benefit the organization that is assisting fishermen and those dedicated to the energy and seafood industries. Fans have the opportunity to contribute to the cause by purchasing a ticket to the game or by clicking on the button below and making a direct donation.

“I am glad that we, as an organization, have the opportunity to assist victims of the oil spill throughout the Gulf Coast,” Dynamo COO Chris Canetti said. “It is an unfortunate situation that has affected the livelihoods of so many, and I am confident our fans will rally behind the cause and come out on Saturday to show their support.”

For $15, fans can purchase a ticket to the game as well as meet select Dynamo players after the match. In addition, the Dynamo will wear their white jerseys at home for just the second time in team history – the first was on October 15, 2008, to benefit Hurricane Ike relief efforts – and the jerseys will be auctioned off to fans after the game, with all proceeds benefiting the Horizon Relief Corporation.

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“Horizon Relief is pleased to see a team like the Dynamo stepping up to help those who have been affected most by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and will make sure that every dollar contributed goes to filling the gap this disaster has left in the lives of deckhands, dockworkers, and plant workers in the seafood industry,” Horizon Relief Corporation CEO Kevin Voisin said.